Carotid artery stenting using proximal balloon occlusion embolic protection

Mark L. Keldahl, Sachin V. Phade, Mark K. Eskandari

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Carotid artery stenting has rapidly grown as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention among selected patients with extracranial carotid artery stenosis. Development of mechanical embolic protection devices (EPDs) has been associated with improved clinical outcomes and is now a strongly advocated adjunct to the procedure. Characteristically, EPDs have been broadly defined into 3 primary categories, of which the distal filter elements have largely been the most developed and used. Improvements among the class of proximal balloon occlusion devices with flow reversal have a number of theoretic advantages and are the focus of this review article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalPerspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2010


  • carotid artery stenting
  • embolic protection devices
  • proximal balloon occlusion devices
  • stroke prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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